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Essential Vitamins for Spiritual Champions, Part 2
Raising Spiritual Champions
Kids are too small to ignore, too important to neglect, and too loved by God to be left to chance. Kids are 30% of our population, but they are 100% of our future so that's why we as a church are focusing on our children because we believe in the future and they are not just cute, they are clay in our hands to be molded, to mold their character, and their conscious. How do we do that? By pouring the Word of God into their hearts and lives. That's how we will build spiritual champions is by pouring the Word of God into them and also living the Word of God before them. As parents we must protect them from external outside influences. They need a lot of protection.
And then, we must provide this conducive environment that gives them the opportunity, like a tender plant as we talked about last week - this conducive environment so that they will have the best opportunity to grow emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually because here's the bottom line: our goal is that every child comes to know Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and that that child grows up to become a spiritual champion, not just leaders in the church of tomorrow, but to impact and change our culture.
Now, let me say a word this morning to all of you who are parents; don't expect to ever become a perfect parent. I'm not a perfect parent, you're not a perfect parent. We will never be perfect parents. Now I hope in going through this series we've learned some things and you've picked up some tips, some ideas that maybe you can use, but understand there are no perfect parents and there are no perfect children and there is no best way to raise all children. Parenting is not an exact science and every child is unique and different. We just had our two granddaughters who spent the night with us Friday night and we have Laura Leigh who's four and Lillie who is one an ...
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